Education & Training


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Schedule at-a-glance
A list of courses offered by NADCA in chronological order.

Course Descriptions
A list of courses taught at NADCA and in-plant classes. Click on each course to view the description containing information regarding textbooks, materials used and other.

Certification Program
A complete text featuring what steps are necessary to attain Certification from NADCA. Course electives and requirements are listed.

Instructors
Biographies and photographs of individuals who instruct NADCA's courses and in-plant conferences. An excellent introduction to the caliber of people NADCA utilizes for its education programs.

Local Courses
There are NADCA education and training chapters located throughout the U.S., Canada and Mexico. Chapters are an extension of NADCA's education and training, and most offer selected NADCA national courses and programs locally . . . thus, expanding the technology transfer opportunities for every die caster. Chapters also offer a range of other technological and operational education programs specifically selected and tailored to the needs of die casters and suppliers in their chapter areas.

In-Plant Programs
All NADCA programs, courses and installations can be brought to the worksite for presentation. The cost in savings and scheduling advantages can be substantial!

In-House Programs
NADCA is now offering the "In-House Training Program for Operators and Technicians!" The In-House approach responds to the need of die casters to have control of the schedule, content and cost of training. It is a multi-module program that is highly cost-effective.

Upcoming Courses & Webinars

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  • November 3 2020
    Overview of Additive Manufacturing 11/03/2020 Part 1 of the 2-part series will introduces the additive manufacturing process, describe the four additive manufacturing processes used for the fabrication of metallic components, and describe web locations where information can be found on the equipment used to produce 3D printed inserts, and the production of AM components from a range of alloys. Add to Calendar
  • November 4 2020
    Applications of Additive Manufacturing in Die Casting 11/04/2020 Part 2 of the 2-part series will provide practical examples of the benefits of fabricating die inserts by additive manufacturing. In addition, the results of recent research efforts will be presented, including information such as the effect of powder size on the performance of 3D printed inserts, and the effect of conformal cooling lines on cooling efficiency. Add to Calendar
  • November 5 2020
    Ready Technologies for Die Casting Implementation 11/05/2020 This is a review of research developments for the Die Casting Process. In this webinar I will review 4 technology advances / improvements to improve die casting. 1) Refractory investigations and improvements to reduce cleaning, reduce build up and increase the life of furnace linings used to hold molten Aluminum. 2) Applications for Additive Manufacturing for die cast tooling improvements 3) CT Scanning applications for DieCast applications 4) Improved Process operations for 3 Plate Die cast dies. These applications have been shown to improve productivity, improve casting quality and reduce operating costs for die cast operations. Add to Calendar
  • November 10 2020
    Overview and Application of Structural Die Castings 11/10/2020 Part one will review the current applications and products that use structural aluminum and magnesium die castings. Within these applications there have been other developments of joining that have made this possible. This will also review the joining technologies that have the ability to join multiple die castings and efficiently replace multiple steel stampings. Add to Calendar
  • November 11 2020
    Aluminum Die Casting Alloys for Structural Applications 11/11/2020 Part two will overview the current alloys being used and the newest developments in alloys. It will focus on the makeup of the alloy, the mechanical properties needed for the structural castings and how these alloys have been developed to support the mechanical needs of the industry. Add to Calendar
  • November 12 2020
    Aluminum Die Cast Process for High Integrity Structural All 11/12/2020 Part three will review the die cast process used to produce structural die castings. The process needs to produce castings with little to zero porosity. Once the castings are made using the developed structural alloys, the parts are die cast using a high vacuum process. The parts are then heat treated and aged using a T6/T7 process. With this review a clearer understanding of the die cast process used will be gained. Add to Calendar
  • November 18 2020
    Die Lubricants: Fundamentals 11/18/2020 This course will go through the fundamentals of die casting lubricants. The course starts with the basics of the conventional use of external lubrication and cooling of die cast dies. The methods of spray application and the reason lube is applied to die casting dies. The function, chemistry, care and maintenance of the lubricants is reviewed. The spray section ends with review of potential defects caused by variation in spray application. For each defect, solutions to resolve those defects are taught. Add to Calendar
  • November 19 2020
    Die Lubricants: Pulse Spray, Electrostatic Spray and Plunger 11/19/2020 The application and background of pulse spray is reviewed. Actual Case Studies are reviewed on the application of pulse spray in two die casting facilities. Electrostatic Spray - The basic principles of electrostatic spray are reviewed. The application of electrostatic spray is demonstrated. Plunger Lubrication - The function, chemistry and application of plunger lubricants are reviewed. This webinar also reviews the effect on quality of die cast parts if the plunger application is not closely controlled. Add to Calendar
  • December 1 2020
    Understanding Mechanical Property Variations in Die Castings 12/01/2020 Some of the most frequently asked questions are Why do properties vary within a casting? and Why are the properties in casting different than published data for separately cast test bars? In this course NADCA's President, Steve Udvardy will address these questions as well as the impact of alloy chemistry and solidification rate on mechanical properties. Add to Calendar

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